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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Charles Ates
Charles Ates
Sonny
UNITED STATES

Born
28 / 3 / 1935

Retired, living in Louisiana, he still visits current & historic events.

Established a world record for a one half mile closed course lap at Winchester, Indiana, on May 5, 1968.

Raced at the Indy 500 three times. He failed to qualify in 1968 in a Gerhardt Offenhauser. In 1969 he qualified his Brabham Offenhauser in 14th but retired on lap 146. He failed to qualify again the following year in the Brabham.